Why did you apply to Coulsdon Sixth Form College?

I was attracted to the Sports facilities at the open events as they’re quite new and looked great. Also, the links to football academies meant I knew the opportunities to continue playing football would be better here at Coulsdon.

You’re part of one of our Football Academies, how do you fit it all in?

I was selected to play as a goal keeper for the Redhill FC Academy. We train twice a week with matches on a Wednesday, which are during enrichment time on my timetable. I also play outside of College for Waddon Wanderers.

Sounds like sport will be your career direction?

Yes I think so. I’m interested in sports coaching but would like to take a GAP year after College before going to university.

You have dysgraphia, how has the support been?

I have a weekly 1-1 with Yvonne who is my Learning Facilitator. She helps with all my work and I know I can turn to her outside of our sessions if I need to. All the teachers are great. The feedback is constructive, meaning I always know what I need to do to build on my grade.

What advice would you give students looking to apply here?

BTECs are great because they are vocational. There is a wide range of courses here so there is a lot of choice.

Ben, 2018

Previous school: Riddlesdown Collegiate

Information for schools

Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.

Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options. 

Contact the team at or phone us on 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676 for more information.

Let’s work together:

Assemblies and Presentations

Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.

Career Events & Options Evenings

Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day. 

Onsite Taster Sessions

Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.

Campus Tours

Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.

The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School  Partnership Programme

To discuss your requirements further or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.


Get in touch

Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282

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Placehouse Lane
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